All you need to know about Andy Murray

Andy Murray signs autographs after practicing on Saturday. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Murray fact file:

1987: Born May 15, Dunblane, Scotland.

1999: December - Wins junior Orange Bowl title in Miami.

2004: September - Becomes first British winner of US Open boys' title, beating Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.


March - Becomes youngest British Davis Cup player, aged 17, in match against Israel.

June - Defeats Radek Stepanek to become first Scot to reach third round at Wimbledon. Loses to David Nalbandian.

October - Reaches first ATP final at Thailand Open, losing to Roger Federer.

A fresh faced Murray reaches the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2006. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images


February 20 - Claims first ATP title by beating Lleyton Hewitt in San Jose.

February 28 - Moves above Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski in rankings to become British number one.

In 2006 Murray moved above both Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski in the world rankings to become British number one. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

April 14 - Splits from coach Mark Petchey.

July 3 - Loses to Marcos Baghdatis in fourth round at Wimbledon.July 26 - American Brad Gilbert appointed Murray's new coach.

After little over a year together Murray splits with coach Brad Gilbert in 2007. Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images


January 22 - Loses five-set thriller to Rafael Nadal in Australian Open fourth round.

February 18 - Defends San Jose title with victory over Ivo Karlovic.

October 28 - Wins St Petersburg Open, beating Fernando Verdasco.

November 14 - Splits with coach Gilbert.

Murray fans watch on in despair as he loses his first grand slam final to Roger Federer. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images


January 5 - Beats Stanislas Wawrinka to win Qatar Open.

February 17 - Wins Open 13 tournament in Marseille, beating Mario Ancic.

July 2 - Loses to Nadal in Wimbledon quarter-finals.

August 3 - Defeats Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati to claim first Masters Series title.

August 12 - Suffers first-round defeat by Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei at Beijing Olympics.

September 7 - Beats top seed Nadal in semi-finals of US Open to reach first grand slam final.

September 8 - Beaten 6-2 7-5 6-2 by defending champion Federer in US Open final.

September 21 - Wins his singles matches but Great Britain lose to Austria to be relegated from Davis Cup World Group.

October 19 - Wins Madrid Masters with victory over Gilles Simon.

October 26 - Wins St Petersburg Open, beating Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev.

Murray loses to Andy Roddick in his first Wimbledon semi-final. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images


January 11 - Wins Qatar Open, beating Andy Roddick.

February 15 - Wins ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, beating Nadal.

March - Wins Miami Masters, beating Djokovic.

May 11 - Overtakes Djokovic to become world number three.

June 2 - Loses to Fernando Gonzalez in French Open quarter-finals.

June 14 - Becomes first British player since 1938 to win Queen's Club title, beating James Blake in the final.

July 3 - Reaches first Wimbledon semi-final but loses 6-4 4-6 7-6 7-6 to Roddick.

August 16 - Wins Montreal Masters with victory over Juan Martin Del Potro, and becomes world number two.

November 8 - Wins comeback event in Valencia after wrist injury. Later finishes year at world number four.

A dejected Murray addresses the crowd following his defeat to Federer in the 2010 Australian Open final. Credit: EMPICS/EMPICS Sport


January 31 - Loses 6-3 6-4 7-6 to Federer in Australian Open final.

May 30 - Beaten by Tomas Berdych in French Open fourth round.

July 2 - Loses Wimbledon semi-final 6-4 7-6 6-4 to Nadal.

July 27 - Splits with coach Miles Maclagan after two and a half years.

August 15 - Beats Nadal and Federer as he defends his Masters title in Toronto.

October 17 - Beats Federer in final to win Shanghai Masters.

November 27 - Loses 7-6 3-6 7-6 to Nadal after more than three hours in a classic semi-final at ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Murray wins the AEGON Championships at Queen's Club for the second time. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport


January 30 - Beaten 6-4 6-2 6-3 by Djokovic in Australian Open final.

June 3 - Loses 6-4 7-5 6-4 to eventual champion Nadal in French Open semi-final.

June 13 - Beats Tsonga to win AEGON Championships at Queen's Club.

July 1 - Loses 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-4 against Nadal in Wimbledon semi-final.

August 21 - Wins Western & Southern Open crown in Cincinnati when world number one Novak Djokovic retires injured when trailing 6-4 3-0.

September 10 - Loses 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-2 to Rafael Nadal in US Open semi-final.

The Scot hires eight-time grand slam winner Ivan Lendl as his new coach. Credit: PA Wire/PA Wire/Press Association Images

September 18 - Helps Great Britain win Davis Cup promotion with a 5-0 victory over Hungary in Glasgow.

October 2 - Beats American Donald Young 6-2 6-0 in Thailand Open final.

October 9 - Beats Nadal 3-6 6-2 6-0 to win Japan Open final.

October 16 - Completes hat-trick of tournament victories by beating David Ferrer 7-5 6-4 in Shanghai Masters final, to take him above Federer and to number three in world rankings.

November 22 - Pulls out of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with a groin injury. Federer's victory in the tournament takes him back to world number three.

December 31 - Hires eight-time grand slam winner Ivan Lendl as his new coach.

The British number one loses in five sets to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open earlier this year. Credit: PA Wire/PA Wire/Press Association Images


January 27 - Loses 6-3 3-6 6-7 6-1 7-5 to Djokovic in epic Australian Open semi-final lasting four hours and 50 minutes.

June 6 - Murray's French Open run ends in the quarter-finals with defeat by David Ferrer.

July 6 - Reaches Wimbledon final for the first time with 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

July 7 - Faces Federer in the Wimbledon final.

Ecstasy for Murray as he reaches first Wimbledon final. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images